The Roots: The Roots, led by Black Thought and Questlove, are renowned for their live instrumentation and thought-provoking lyrics.
OutKast: OutKast, consisting of André 3000 and Big Boi, is celebrated for its innovative, genre-blending approach to hip-hop.
A Tribe Called Quest: A Tribe Called Quest, led by Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, is known for its jazz-infused, socially conscious hip-hop.
De La Soul: De La Soul, known for their positive and alternative take on hip-hop, brought a playful and conscious vibe to the genre.
Beastie Boys: Beastie Boys, consisting of Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D, were early pioneers of hip-hop and rap-rock fusion.
N.W.A (N****z Wit Attitudes: N.W.A, featuring Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and others, revolutionized hip-hop with their unapologetic.